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Learning Support
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IT Student Helpdesk

Call the IT Student Help Desk
432-335-6677
What can IT help you with?
  • Problems with student email
  • Problems logging on to web advisor
  • Problems logging on to Blackboard


Student Support

Call Student Support
432-335-6400
Email Student Support
studentsupport@odessa.edu
What can student support help you with?
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Registration
  • Student Financial Services
  • Transfer Options
  • Records/Transcripts


Learning Resources Center

Call the Learning Resources Center
432-335-6640
Email the Learning Resources Center
lrc@odessa.edu
Visit the Learning Resources Center Website
https://www.odessa.edu/current-students/Learning-Resources-Center-Library/Super-Search/index.html
Services in this area:
  • General Tutoring
    • Call ahead and set an appointment if you need help in a specific course of study. This ensures that your subject specific tutor is available and where they are located.
  • Idea Exploration
  • Textbooks (in-house use)
  • Assistance Locating Digital Resources, including: Streaming Videos Journals eBooks
  • Headsets/Webcams Rentals (in-house use)
  • Computer Use
  • Collaboration Spaces



Writing Success Center

Call the Writing Success Center
432-335-6562
Email the Writing Success Center
writingcenter@odessa.edu
Services in this area:
  • General Tutoring
    • Call ahead and set an appointment if you need help in a specific course of study. This ensures that your subject specific tutor is available and where they are located.
  • Idea Exploration
  • Headsets/Webcams Rentals (in-house use)
  • Printing
  • Computer Use
  • Collaboration Spaces



STEM Success Center

Call the STEM Success Center
432-335-6537
Email the STEM Success Center
stemsc@odessa.edu
Services in this area:
  • General Tutoring
    • Call ahead and set an appointment if you need help in a specific course of study. This ensures that your subject specific tutor is available and where they are located.
  • Idea Exploration
  • Textbooks (in-house use)
  • Collaboration Spaces
  • Group Rooms



Disability Services

Call the Office of Disability Services
432-335-6861
Email the Office of Disability Services
brivera@odessa.edu
Visit the Office of Disability Services Website
https://www.odessa.edu/current-students/disabilities/
Services in this area:
  • Testing accomodations for placement tests
  • Note taker, carbonless paper, enlarged printed copies, extended time for tests/quizzes, scribes, screenreaders
  • Sign Interpreters as needed for student appointments, meetings and classes during the semester
  • Braille printer, Zoom text, Jaws, desktop magnifier, scanning and reading appliance
  • Large screen monitors in classrooms as needed for students with limited vision
  • FM loop system, tape recorders, software and other equipment





Software and Web Resources
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Student Email
All Odessa College students have a student email account created for them when they register for their first class. Your @myoc.odessa.edu email account is powered by Google and set up through Gmail.

What do I use to log in?

  • Username: initials of your first & last name followed by your OC ID number without the leading zeros. (ex, Name: John Doe & student ID is 00123456 then your username = jd123456.)

  • Password: is the UPPER CASE then lower case characters "OCoc" plus the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). (ex, SSN = 123-45-6789, password = OCoc6789)
Log in to your email account
Reset your email account password
Set up your Gmail account for MS Outlook on your phone


Microsoft Office 365
As a student with Odessa College, you can get Microsoft Office for free! Microsoft Office 365 gives students online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. It also provides 1TB of online storage (for free) and access to OneDrive (Microsoft's cloud space).

Get Started:

  • Go to the Microsoft 365 Website (link on the right)
  • Provide your @myoc.odessa.edu email address in the "Get Started" box and follow onscreen instructions from there!
Microsoft Office 365 Website - Sign Up Here!
https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education?tab=students
Video Tutorial: How to Access Office 365


Respondus Lockdown Browser / Monitor
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. While using RLDB, students will be unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an online exam.

Get Started:

  • Go to the DOWNLOAD link (on the right) for Respondus Lockdown Browser. This link is an institution-specific link.
  • Download the browser software and install it to any computer where you will be taking your Blackboard tests from.
  • Launch the browser by clicking on the new Respondus icon that appears on your device desktop. Launching the browser will open up to the Odessa College Blackboard login page. Log into Blackboard with your normal Blackboard login information and proceed to your course to take your test.
Download Respondus Lockdown Browser
Student Quick Start Guide (Blackboard)
Introduction Video for Students using Respondus Lockdown Browser


TechSmith Relay
All Odessa College students have the ability to create an account within the Odessa College TechSmith Relay system. Having a TechSmith Relay account can allow you to watch instructor-created videos as well as create and store your own videos.

Get Started:

  • Go to the Odesssa College TechSmith Relay Website and create your account.
  • Download the TechSmith Desktop Recorder to make video recordings of your computer screen or download the TechSmith FUSE app on your mobile device to upload videos directly from your mobile device to your Relay Cloud.
TechSmith Relay - Odessa College
https://oc.techsmithrelay.com
Techsmith Student Account Creation Guide (PDF)


Tutorial Videos:

TechSmith Relay Overview
Updating Your TechSmith Profile
Downloading and Installing the TechSmith Relay Desktop Recorder
Making Your First Recording
Recording On-the-Go with TechSmith Fuse
Upload Existing Media



Films on Demand
Some courses at Odessa College use videos from our Films on Demand service. In order to view videos linked from Films on Demand, you will need to provide a username and password to log in. See below for more detailed information.

What do I use to log in?

  • Username: initials of your first & last name followed by your OC ID number without the leading zeros. (ex, Name: Jane Doe & student ID is 00123456 then your username = jd123456.)

  • Password: is the lower case characters "oc" plus the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). (ex, SSN = 123-45-6789, password = oc6789)
Odessa College Films on Demand Homepage


Pearson MyLab and Mastering
Pearson MyLab and Mastering products are used for various courses at Odessa College. If you are taking a course that requires a Pearson MyLab component, the links provided in this section will be helpful for you.
Pearson MyLab and Mastering Homepage
Pearson MyLab Student Support







Blackboard Help
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Blackboard Browser Check
Use the Blackboard Browser Check link to make sure that the browser you are using is supported and updated to be able to give you the best learning experience in Blackboard.

Odessa College recommends that all students use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. These browsers consistently provide a stable experience for student users on a wide variety of devices and operating systems. Download links for these browsers can be found in the link list to the right.
Blackboard Browser Check
Download Google Chrome
Download Mozilla Firefox





Blackboard Tutorial Videos
This websites provides a list of video tutorials created by Blackboard over a variety of different commonly asked questions from students.
Watch Blackboard Tutorial Videos



Blackboard Help for Students
Website with a searchable list of topics on how to navigate and use Blackboard for online courses.
Blackboard Learn Help for Students



Blackboard Collaborate
Website with a searchable list of topics on how to use Blackboard Collaborate in your online courses. Topics include how to get started, what browser you should be using, how to set up your web camera and microphone, and much more!
Blackboard Collaborate Help for Students







Mobile Apps
Odessa College App

Download Odessa College App for iPad and iPhone
Download Odessa College App for Android


Keep up to date with the latest Odessa College news, information, sports events, student life activities, and much much more!


BB Student by Blackboard Inc.

Download BB Student for iPad and iPhone
Download BB Student for Android
Download BB Student for Windows Mobile


Gives students the ability to access Blackboard classes and information on their mobile device.


TechSmith Fuse By TechSmith Corp.

Download TechSmith Fuse for iPad and iPhone
Download TechSmith Fuse for Android
Download TechSmith Fuse for Windows Mobile


Free for all TechSmith Relay users. TechSmith Fuse allows users to:
  • Capture On the Go: Collect images or videos for your projects with TechSmith Fuse’s built-in camera. Pause at any time during recording to capture exactly what you need.
  • Share Instantly: Save time by uploading multiple images or videos directly from the Fuse camera or library.


TechSmith Smart Player By TechSmith Corporation.
(Only needed for IOS users.)


Download TechSmith Smart Player for iPad and iPhone


Free for all TechSmith Relay users on IOS devices. TechSmith Smart Player allows users to playback and interact with videos created with Camtasia or TechSmith Relay:
  • Click on a hotspot to link to another part of the video, a different video, or a webpage.
  • Find specific points in the video by using table of contents and search.
  • Go back and re-watch videos that you have viewed in the past.
  • Watch videos with closed captions.